Phoenix FD for Maya empowers VFX artists to simulate fire, smoke, explosions, liquids, foam and splashes, while offering exceptional flexibility and speed. It is a hybrid simulation system including grids and particles, enabling you to get the best of both worlds. Fully integrated with V-Ray, it harnesses the power of Chaos Group’s rendering engine including proper GI from the generated fluid. V-Ray RT supports all Phoenix FD fluids, including liquids with proper refraction. Phoenix FD for Maya is optimized for huge amounts of particles allowing VFX artists to work on complex simulations.
Phoenix FD for Maya is a great addition to the toolset of VFX artists who use V-Ray in Maya. Check out some key features that will improve and streamline your VFX workflow:
|In this video, we discuss key features of Phoenix FD for Maya such as basic fire simulation, burning fuel and rendering flames, simulating liquids, foam & splashes, and shading foam & splashes.|
|Check out the GPU-accelerated preview in Phoenix FD for Maya, allowing real-time control over shading.|
|Learn how to enhance completed simulations by adding wavelet turbulence, particles, splashes and foam without recalculating the entire result.|
Important Licensing Information
• Phoenix FD for Maya requires a single Phoenix FD for Maya license per simulation node.
• When creating simulations in Phoenix FD for Maya, you need to have a V-Ray 2.0 for Maya license. The V-Ray license is used during the simulation.
• Currently, Phoenix FD for Maya requires V-Ray for Maya (2.1 or higher). All users who have purchased V-Ray 2.0 can download a free update to versions 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 at www.chaosgroup.com.
• Phoenix FD for Maya is licensed with a hardware key (dongle).
• V-Ray for Maya version 2.1 or higher
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or higher)
• Microsoft Windows Vista Business (SP1 or higher)
• Microsoft Windows 7
• Microsoft Windows 8
• Fedora 8 or later distributions
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 WS
Maya 2010 or newer
• Minimum 2GHz CPU
• Minimum 2GB RAM